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Budgeting for Bibliophiles
This article on the CouponChief website links to their favorite sites for free or discounted books and audio books.
Canva is an online resource site for easy-to-use graphic design templates for book covers, newsletters, periodicals, and promotional materials. Some templates are free. Use their print service to create custom stationery, business cards, and flyers.
Computer Software at Amazon
We rely on Amazon for low prices on authentic software.
Pay by the click (simple) or target a cost per action (such as a sale). If you plan to spend thousands of dollars per year on search engine advertising, consider hiring a consultant to help you avoid wasting money.
An anti-capitalist alternative to the big online booksellers, Massive Bookshop is a place to list your books for sale while supporting social justice. Instead of seeking profits, Massive Bookshop donates whatever is leftover from operating expenses to various mutual aid and community-building projects such as Decarcerate Western Mass.
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Postcards by Designmodo
Email marketing is a powerful tool for authors, and Postcards makes it easy to create handsome emails. Choose the modules you need, plug in your text and images, and export your finished design. Works with many popular platforms including MailChimp, Constant Contact, WordPress, and Campaign Monitor. In head to head tests, many of our Postcards emails generated substantially more response than our older versions.
Design your own postcards, greeting cards, business cards, flyers, stationery and promotional materials. Use VistaPrint's templates or upload your own artwork.
Write Now! Coach
Book coach Rochelle Melander offers workshops, consultations, and critique groups through her website Write Now! Coach. Her published books include Write-A-Thon: Write Your Book in 26 Days (And Live to Tell About It), a 2011 ForeWord Book of the Year finalist.